Motorcycle thefts on the rise
Take preventive steps to keep your bike from being stolen
In 2011, there were 10 motorcycles stolen in the City of Round Rock. Last year, the city saw 14 motorcycle thefts. With a little more than three months left in 2013, Round Rock Police have already seen a dozen such thefts. Nine of these thefts have occurred at apartment complexes.
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation and Sentry Insurance offer several tips for preventing motorcycle theft. Those tips include:
- Lock your ignition and remove the key. Most motorcycle thefts occur when the ignition is shut off but not locked.
- Lock the forks or disk brakes with locks that have large, brightly colored tags.
- Add an audible alarm to your motorcycle. In at least two of the Round Rock thefts this year, the motorcycle stolen did not have an audible alarm.
- Uniquely mark and then photograph your motorcycle. If thieves take your vehicle, note its unique markings to law enforcement using the photos you have taken.
- Keep your registration and insurance identification card on you when you ride.
A full set of motorcycle theft prevention tips is available here.
The Round Rock Police Department encourages you to take steps to help prevent your motorcycle from being another statistic.
Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013